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Re: several messages about content sniffing in HTML

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 18:09:36 +0100
Message-ID: <47C83C50.1090805@gmx.de>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>> Where does it stop? Are you planning to add new special cases any time 
>> some Linux distro screws things up in a new way?
> 
> If everyone does the sniffing in the spec and no other, then pages would 
> get fixed and there wouldn't be a problem here.  The issue right now is 
> that some UAs do more permissive sniffing than that (e.g. sniffing all 
> text/plain responses, period).

Sounds like after all draconian handling has a purpose :-) (even if the 
draconian handling itself is defined in HTML5)

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 29 February 2008 17:10:05 UTC

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